WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s state with the 4th least at-risk youth
NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2022’s state with the 4th least at-risk youth, according to a study done by WalletHub.
With 12.6% of young Americans neither working nor in school, exposing them to greater risk of poverty and violence, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on 2022’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth.
To determine where young Americans are not faring as well as others in their age group, especially in a year made extremely stressful by inflation and the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 16 key indicators of youth risk. The data set ranges from the share of disconnected youth to the labor force participation rate among youth to the youth poverty rate.
At-Risk Youth in New Jersey (1=Most at Risk; 25=Avg.):
- 26th – % of Disconnected Youth
- 40th – % of Youth Without a High School Diploma
- 34th – % of Overweight & Obese Youth
- 18th – % of Youth Drug Users
- 36th – Youth Labor Force Participation Rate
- 51st – Youth Poverty Rate
- 26th – % of Homeless Youth
- 44th – Share of Population Aged 12 and Older Fully Vaccinated
Here are the top 5 states with most at-risk youths:
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
For the full report, click here.